Coating a fruitcake with royal icing will allow to you to achieve sharp, crisp corners and edges. Royal icing is only used on fruitcake which should have been covered with marzipan first. The top and sides should be as neat and flat as possible as any lumps and bumps will show through the icing.… Read More »
The amount of marzipan you will need to cover a cake will vary depending upon how thick you like your marzipan to be. But to get you started, here is a rough guide for square and round cakes. Round Cake 15cm (6 in) 18cm (7 in) 20cm (8 in) 23cm (9 in) 25cm (10 in) 28cm (11 in)… Read More »
Creating a cake in the shape of a number has always been a popular idea for birthdays. You can buy number shaped tins or you may find you can rent tins from your local cake decorating shop. Alternatively you can create your own number cakes as shown in the guide below.